Summary: This is my last purchase of any Panasonic still camera or video camera. I have purchased five of them and none lasted more than 6 months. I was lured by the Panasonic point and shoot digital cameras having such comparatively long optical zoom lenses, but obsolescence is built in, with these cameras built not to last more than 6 months.
Summary: We were drawn to this camera due to the 10X zoom and many favorable reviews. Unfortunately, the photo quality using the zoom is very poor (extreme blurriness), making it virtually unusable for that purpose. No doubt our results would be better using a tripod, but if I wanted to carry around a lot of equipment I'd buy an SLR instead of a compact.
Summary: I own this camera since september2 2006, works just fine until less than a year after I got it starts to work all wrong when flash is used. At outdoors is exceptional, great pictures when the light is good. Bad really dark and black pictures at indoors when the place has low light. The flash forced on, and still the pictures came dark, because the flash shut way before the lens, a syncronization problem. And it's a pity because I was really pleased with it.
Summary: After 10 months I've decided to sell my Panasonic DMC-TZ1. There are too many things I don't like about this camera--the noisy (grainy) photos, the slow USB 1.0 interface, and the fact that I can't hold onto the camera without my thumb changing settings. I had no problem dealing with the lens cap, and the larger size and weight were tolerable. I'm just not happy with the quality of the photos, and I'm going back to my old flame Canon.
10x stabilized is great, but rest is disappointment - Returned the camera
6 May 2007
Summary: Pro's: HUGE optical zoom in such a small pkg, and made by Leica - a fantastic optics company - Wow! Ability to set aspect ratio for 16:9. Con's: all the rest. Specifically: after reading several reviews that this camera could go 200 or more shots on a battery charge, I decided to take the plunge. This camera is a battery hog. I got approx. 40 pics, zooming in and out, some previewing and a few flashes. The battery (a Lithium Ion, no less!) was dying in less than a day!
Summary: I'd had my eye on the TZ1 for a few months, and when Amazon's price dropped to just over $200, I finally went for it. I was drawn in by the great feature set - optical image stabilizer, 10x zoom, small form factor (for such a large zoom). I had read every review I could find of the camera, and was a bit wary of the noise complaints, but I decided that I had to give the camera a try for myself. I need a camera that I can pocket and bring with me to concerts.
Summary: Da thaimer in seinem Erfahrungsbericht schon ziemlich viel über diese Kamera geschrieben hat, will ich hier nur einige Erfahrungen die ich mit diesem Produkt gemacht habe niederschrieben. Habe mir auch die Panasonic Lumix TZ1 gekauft. Allerdings muss ich sagen, dass ich mit dieser Kamera bis jetzt absolut nicht zufrieden bin. Während einem vierwöchigen Amerikaurlaub fängt die Kamera plötzlich an laut zu summen.
Excerpt: Мдя фотик меня порадовал, только не долго. Супруга уронила его в чехле нечайно с 40 см на пол ламинатный. И все. Включил фотик, и он затрешал. Кажется сталибизатор очень нежный. После падения снимки через раз или 3 хорошое получались. А так Мутное изображение. Юольшие шумы при не достатке света.
Pros: Зум 10Х даже при съемке видео. Красочные снимки на природе. Хорошая оптика, сталибизатор. Хороший экран 250 тыс.
Cons: Падает качество фото при больших зумах. Да и чуток краски приукрашивает.